Today I pay tribute to one of the great men in my life. I still remember my last conversation with my father vividly. He was desperately ill and had appeared wistfully to be thinking of all he had not managed to achieve. I pointed out that he had successfully raised a family and been a loving husband and father. I had also told him that the greatest gift he had ever given me was a mind of my own.
It takes a particularly courageous man, I believe, to raise a headstrong, independent-minded daughter. I was always encouraged to pursue my education. I realise now that there are still those in the world who consider educating a woman a waste of time. Currently in my challenging situation, one of the things which still keeps me going, is the belief that my father had in me and the fact that he had, at various points, worked three jobs to help support my education. It takes a truly great man to support a woman in her ambitions, sometimes sacrificing his own.
Thank You Dad!
I am very grateful to my mother too but I decided to make today about my Dad..
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